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England all set to announce 15-man WC squad


England selectors have a tough challenge ahead as they will take a final call on team’s 15-man World Cup squad on Monday. Almost everyone has proved their worth so far and for the first time ever in England cricket that the selectors find themselves in tough situation picking the final 15 for the summer’s showpiece event.

England all set to announce 15-man WC squad
Morgan and Root during their partnership

Even England skipper Eoin Morgan isn’t sure about the team selection. After England completed 4-0 series win over Pakistan, captain Eoin Morgan at the post-match conference confessed that he was still not sure about which player would miss out. He paused for a second and said he could pick 17.

“I don’t know the 15, I could pick 17 names at the moment,” he told Test Match Special.

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“It is going to be an extremely tough selection. Every member of the squad has made the decision even tougher.

“There will be a couple of disappointed men in the next few days but those guys, given the nature of high-level sport with injuries and illness, could be called upon during the World Cup,” the skipper added.

The futures of three players David Willey, Joe Denly and Liam Dawson is on the line and it seems that only one of those three is expected to make the cut.

Alex Hales has already been axed for off-field offence and was replaced by James Vince as the supplementary batsman.

Willey has been the man for limited-overs set-up in the past four years but, with Archer appears to be a sure selection and Tom Curran improving as the games progressed, he needed to make a point in Sunday’s fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan.

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